AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar

AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar

The cruise industry continues to grow as cruise lines expand their itineraries and look for and establish new ports of call. Those in the industry, port managers and marketers alike, must stay abreast of the current trends. Join industry colleagues to network and learn about latest best practices, updates and challenges in an ever changing cruise market.

AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar
 will deliver timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. From June 21-25, registered participants will be able to access pre-recorded content, participate in live Q&A sessions with presenters, and exchange private messages with colleagues through an event app. 
The event will offer companies heightened visibility through sponsorship opportunities and give sponsors the opportunity to connect with potential customers.

 AAPA's Fleet Premier Sponsor 

Elective Program   

Registration Rates:

Early Bird Rate  Regular Rate 
Member  $300  $400
Non-Member  $350  $450

PPM candidates receive a 20% discount on the member registration rate
The deadline for the early bird rate is May 31, 2021.

Your registration includes the following:
Seminar Attendee Registration Seminar Sponsorship
  • Timely, relevant content from the experts
  • Exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues
  • Education opportunities from industry solution providers
  • Access to pre-recorded presentations
  • Participate in live Q&A with speakers
  • Exchange private messages with colleagues through the event app
  • Banner ad on event app
  • Two (2) push notifications on event app
  • Opportunity to serve as a session moderator for one of the live Q&A sessions with presenters
  • Opportunity to create custom virtual background for participants

No Refund/Cancellation Policy for Registrations
Once paid, registration fees for seminars and other events are non-refundable. If a registrant desires to cancel his or her attendance at a seminar or event, the registration fee associated with the cancellation is transferable in the form of a credit in the dollar amount of the registration fee. This credit may be used by any staff person of the registrant’s organization and may be applied to the registration fee associated with another seminar or event hosted by AAPA, including the AAPA Annual Convention. The credit associated with the cancellation must be used at a seminar or event within one (1) year from the original seminar or event date.

To use a credit to pay for your registration fee, please select Pay Later when you register and type "use credit" without the quotes into the PO field.  Your credit will be processed and an updated email confirmation will be sent from Renita Gross by email at rgross@aapa-ports.org.  Please contact Renita if you have any questions about your remaining credit.  Credits do not work as a payment method online.
6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar Attendee RegistrationMember400.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationNon Member450.00
Seminar SponsorshipMember950.00
Seminar SponsorshipNon Member950.00



Monday, 21 June 2021

Home ports and ports of call face an uncertain landscape on many fronts. Day one of the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar will highlight the outlook for some of the most pressing challenges ports face in the safe resumption of cruising. 

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Lauren Gleason, Deputy Port Director, Business Development, and AAPA Cruise Committee Chair

On-Demand Session Topics:
Economic Outlook

Covid Outlook

Lessons from Restart to European Cruising

Outlook on Operations for Home Ports and Destinations

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

The cruise industry is a vital part of the broader travel and tourism industry. Day two of the Cruise Seminar will examine some of the nexus points between cruising and other elements of global travel and tourism. 

On-Demand Session Topics:
From Surviving to Thriving: The Role Travel Agents Can and Must Play in Resumption of Cruise

Outlook for World Tourism and Rebuilding Consumer Confidence

Capacity of Shore Ex Industry in a Post-Pandemic World 

Reputation Rebuilding & Rebranding for Cruise Industry and Ports

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Wednesday, 23 June 2021


On-Demand Session Topics:

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 24 June 2021


On-Demand Session Topics:

Live Discussion/Q&A with the Speakers
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Friday, 25 June 2021

Live Discussion/Q&A with Cruise Line Representatives
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

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Attendee Roster

Ms. Cynthia BurmanMDOT Maryland Port AdministrationGeneral Manager, Cruise Maryland(410) 385-4458cburman@marylandports.comBURMAN, CYNTHIA21CRUISE
Mr. Matthew CreswellCity & Borough of Juneau Docks & HarborsHarbormaster(907) 586-5255matthew.creswell@juneau.orgCRESWELL, MATTHEW21CRUISE
Renita M. GrossAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesConference and Events Manager(703) 706-4701rgross@aapa-ports.orgGROSS, RENITA21CRUISE